Fallout 4 DLC has been a big topic ever since the game released. The first two add-ons, Automatron and Wasteland Workshop, met with mixed reviews – Automatron currently boasts 2.5 stars on Metacritic and a user score of 3.3/10 – and no storyline DLC came along until last month’s Far Harbor.
The first, slated for release this Tuesday, is Fallout 4: Contraptions. Like Wasteland Workshop, it’s another pack focused on improving your settlement and comes with a range of devices such as conveyor belts, scaffolding kits, track kits, and even logic gates. Hopefully, it is received somewhat better than the last settlement-focused pack.
It also comes with an array of useful constructions and flashy decorations like elevators, greenhouses, warehouses, armor racks, fireworks, and more.
Next up, with a release date sometime in July, is Fallout 4:Vault-Tec Workshop. Yes, yet another workshop DLC. This one, though, focuses on the pre-apocalypse aesthetic of the game, allowing players to build their own Vault using a pre-war industrial kit and brings retro ’50s-style furniture, gadgets, lighting, and art.
One begins to get the feeling that Fallout 4 developers would actually rather be working on a series of Minecraft mods.
Perhaps more interestingly, in a definite nod to Fallout Shelter fans, players of Vault-Tec Workshop won’t just be building their own Vault – they’ll be running it as a Fallout Vault.
Yes, this means that you’ll be able to run Vault-Tec-approved experiments on your hapless Vault Dwellers. Time to break out those faulty water chips, virtual reality pods, and cloning labs.